The Naturmend Blog

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Meditation Changed Me

I was at a low point during the pregnancy of my 2nd daughter. I had a stress breakdown midday way through the pregnancy. Just so much on my plate, and felt I was lacking support and that I couldn’t handle it all. My personal life had challenges and my personal emotional and spiritual health was... Continue Reading

5 Tips to Combat the Winter Blues

Welcome 2021! With a new year comes new expectations, new hopes and new dreams. Especially given the tumultuous atmosphere we went through in 2020, many of us may be cautiously stepping into 2021 with anxious hearts and minds. We are also about 2 weeks past the first day of winter, and with no... Continue Reading

How do your Swimmers Swim? Let’s Talk about Sperm!

Hello! In my last blog post of 2020 I’ve decided to bring you some info on improving male fertility factors! Fertility has been on my mind as I work with many patients on their journeys to conceive and become parents and also because I’m soon to become a mom to my third child.  This year... Continue Reading

The Stress of the Holidays and Emotional Eating – How to Recgonize Patterns & Start to Shift Them – Part 2

Emotional eating is quite common. It affects a large percentage of the population and it is a way for many of us to avoid addressing our underlying feelings. Reflect on the last time you gave in to emotional eating. When asked if eating helped soothe your feelings, your initial response might... Continue Reading

Low Back Pain? The Most Common Causes I See.

My clients most often present with, and complain about, lower back pain. Getting out of bed should not be a dreaded experience because your back is stiff, and you shouldn't be counting down the minutes until your shift is over or work day is coming to come to an end, just so you can get off your... Continue Reading

As We Turn in for Winter, Focus on Relationships.

Relationship is a foundational part of so many aspects of our lives. Whether it is with our parents, partners, siblings, coworkers or friends, relationships truly are the core to our emotions, thoughts and behaviours. That being said, because relationships are so prevalent in our lives we can... Continue Reading

Conscious Crying Helps Relieve Emotional Stress

Crying is not well-respected in our culture. Children are name-called—Crybaby or Baby—boys are told it’s not manly to cry, and girls are told they cry too much. But crying is a valuable skill we can use to help ourselves through emotional distress. You’ve probably had the experience of... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Prepare for an Uncertain Fall

The only thing which seems certain about this fall is uncertainty. While I’m confident there will still be yellow leaves, chilly mornings and random snow storms, fall 2020 brings up so many questions. How will schools in session impact us?  Will our Covid-19 numbers rise? Will it all work out... Continue Reading

The Role of Vitamin D in Infection

When it comes to infections, vitamin D holds an enviable place. The vitamin’s central role in immunity has been the topic of numerous scientific publications. We now know that vitamin D is an immunomodulatory hormone that increases the production of proteins used by immune cells to destroy and... Continue Reading

Let your Kids Eat Dirt: The Immune System & Balance

With the spread of the Covid virus, it’s becoming second nature to sanitize and sterilize any surface that we come in contact with.This, of course, is important to keep ourselves and others safe from this new virus but what is the impact that these measures are having on our children’s... Continue Reading